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Samsung Solid State SATA drive shows as SCSI

Q: Samsung Solid State SATA drive shows as SCSI

Have a W540 with the Samsung MZ7TE512HMHP-0001L SATA Solid State drive. Noticed after one of the updates from either MS or Lenovo, the driver changed to a SCSI driver, and the performance has slowed. It now shows a 6.3 on the windows experience, vs the 7.6 it did before. I haven't seen a SCSI drive in years and doubt that is what is rockin in this workstation. Things I have tried:1. Update driver (says I have the correct driver)2. Run Lenovo Support utilites Suggestions welcome

























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Thinking of getting a 32GB one for my OS... Anyone have one and what do you think of it? What would it score on WEI?

A:OCZ Core SATA II Solid State Drive

32GB seems a little tight to me for the OS. It would be over 50% with just the base OS...not leaving much room for updates, service packs, etc. I'd really hold off and save your money until you can get into a 60GB OS drive. That's just my suggestion.

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Hey guys,
Ill try and keep this straight and to the point but at this point myself, intel, and dell are baffled. I have a Dell XPS730 with the Nvidia Nforce 790i chipset. I run two 500 gig SATA drives under RAID 0. I recently installed an Intel X25 80 gig SSD and have ran into problems. Windows recognizes the drive as SCSI in device manager. Granted it works however because it is listed as SCSI TRIM and the intel toolbox wont work which makes an SSD useless.

After tons of research I have found that because of the Nvidia chipset it makes the drive show up as SCSI. I have tried Vista and Windows 7, both show it as SCSI. I have moved the SATA cable away from the other main 4 that support RAID with no luck. I have refomatted several times as well with no luck. I have completely disabled RAID in the bios and it STILL shows as SCSI. Is there any way to get around this? I have read that changing the nvidia controller drivers may work but im not sure what I would switch them to? I am totally lost and any info would be MUCH appreciated!

A:SATA SSD Drive shows up as SCSI - Rediculously baffled...

Windows will do this with some Sata Controllers.

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i have read that putting opperating systems on a SSD can decrease boot time and increase general performance, and i have been offered a second hand one at a very good price, so i'm wandering, first off is the performance increase i have read about true? and secondly since i already have windows installed on my SATA drive, is it possible to transfer it some how to the SSD and have that as the boot drive?
thanks for any info on the subject, i dont know a whole lot about this topic at all!
 

A:Swapping Windows 7 from SATA to solid state possible?

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Samsung has launched a trio of TCO-optimized solid state drives based on the company's three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash technology.

Read more
 

A:Samsung launches three high-speed NVMe solid state drives with 3D V-NAND

I want to see some benchmark tests.
 

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I'm considering ordering the SSD in the title, but two questions pop into my head. First, I read where one person couldn't boot to this drive, because of his older hardware. My rigs are not spring chickens either, so I'm wondering if I would have such a problem booting this drive on them (check specs).

Second, I know that this drive is too small to install anything except an OS, but I have never installed only an OS on a drive/partition before, and thus I don't know that only 32GB is sufficient for the OS plus 2-3 shadow copies for System Restore...yes/no?

EDIT: Are there any apps that really need to be on the OS drive/partition? I am considering putting Opera on it, in hopes of giving it some more speed.

EDIT2: Would the pagefile need to be on the SSD also, or would it be just as good on a regular harddrive?

A:Patriot 32GB SATA II SSD Solid State Hard

Personally i would be wary of filling the drive up more than half full as they can start to slow down depending on how much the manufacturer underprovisions them.

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This is either an issue with formatting a new Solid State Drive or something related cloning data and setting up windows 7 on the SSD. The plan was to run the OS off the SSD.

First, I now know I forgot to format the SSD before cloning...but it think it may have happened automatically because the clone process seems to have worked...sort of. The bad...it took up 2/3's of a 250GB SSD...not good. So I thought why not start over, delete everything on the SSD, format it and try a clean install from my windows 7 upgrade disc. Did that and it work better...just a small amount of the SSD was used....but...

But now, with just the SSD plugged in, am getting an error at boot up..."No boot manager" and boot fails. Plug the original HD drive back in and boot is fine and appears to be running off the SSD mostly...quiet and fast. But the old hard drive does tick away now and then. So, I'm thinking this is not how it should be and not as efficient as it should be. This is why I bought the SSD...to boot faster, play games and most common aps off the SSD...faster. Where did I miss the boat...?

Is boot manager something I can add? I tried to boot via the upgrade disc and do a repair, but it fails saying "Partition for windows missing"...which may be a formatting issue too. I am guessing the partition houses the boot manager...?? How can I fix. I get Microsoft security error during repair...

My Solid State Drive says at the Disk Management Screen:

232.88 GB NTFS
H... Read more

A:Solid State Drive set up

I would format the SSD then do step by step what you did the first time.

edit: also take a look through the Tutorials section. I'm sure there's several concerning SSDs and their various configuration options.

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Is it possible to install a solid state drive as the second hard drive for a laptop? I have a dell inspiron 1420.
Is there a noticeable performance gain?
If its not possible to install internally, is there a way to make a solid state drive the primary drive and have it externally?
 

A:solid state drive

I read that only some of the 17" laptops come with two drive bays. I checked and my 17" laptop does have two drive bays.

I'm no expert, but I've read and have been told heard this a noticable performance gain.

Inside it can be used as primary or secondary. Outside the computer it might only be able to be used as data storage but I'm not 100% sure.
 

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Hey All,

I am building a computer in the next week that the customer wants a SSD 2.5" drive. I've never built a PC with an SSD in it. Couple of questions

Will the standard 2.5" drive bay in a case hold the drive alright?

Will the drive be susceptible to electro shock and data loss in a power failure or hard reset?

Does the SSD need to be insulated in the case any particular way?

Does the SSD need specific proprietary power or SATA cables to interface with a modern motherboard?

Thanks
 

A:Solid State Drive

Connections and Size will very on which drive you get, but traditionally it will fit in a 2.5 bay and can support a sata connection. Nothing extra is needed. It shouldn't be any more susceptible to data loss during power failures then normal drives (of course like normal drives, you may lose data if you are writting to it during said power loss).

For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
 

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I recently purchased a new graphics cards and a SSD for me home pc. I installed the graphics card (Nvidia 760 GTX) without issue and it was working well, but when I tried to plug in the SSD everything went wrong quickly. Computer is now very slow to load, I can't seem to find a way to actually get anything on the SSD (primarily want to OS on it at least) and videos won't play in HD. Any help for what I might have done wrong or how to make the new drive work like I want it to would be greatly appreciated. I'm running windows 7, but don't have the disk if a reinstall is something that I need to do.
 

A:Solid State Drive

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are working on. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then post the exact make and model#

As for the ssd, post the exact ssd you installed along with what mode is used for the sata controller.
 

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i install a new ssd and plan to used it as C; when is plug in by itself it works, but when i plug the other drive the system always choses the old drive to boot, i see the new drive in the main screen, but not in the boot priority one, how can i reassign the drives , right now the system don't let me change the letter on the old partition with the os. in it

A:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

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Hi,

I was wondering, with 400 Dolars to spend on HDs, which one do i choose?
I will never use more than 500 GB, which i think is too much.
And i wanted a fast drive, like an SSD.
But i heard that SSDs have a short-life, and they're speed are decreased according to its age.

So, what would be better?
Buy 4x 250 GB 7200 RPM HDs and make Raid 4

Or 1x 128 SSD and a 500 GB for storage

A:Solid State Drive

Better that you should read these articles first:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/6203...ink-again.html

A *really really really* good article about SSDs - very long and intensive.

Memory (DDR2|DDR3) and Storage (HDD|SSD)

Any review that Guru3D writes regarding SSDs the preface with a basic refresher about SSDs.

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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

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My solid state hard drive (Samsung mmcre64g5mxp) is full. It only has 2 gb space left and I suspect it is slowing down my PC. I try to keep it excusively for Win 7 (x86) and updates files and clean the drive regulary. I have also compressed it to make more room.

Is there anything I can do to make more room? Can I remove the Win 7 update files or will I have to buy a new drive?

Bobiewaller
 

A:Solid State Hard Drive

Laptop?

Desktop?

Make and model of computer?

Size of SSD?

More than one drive?
 

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I have a question about the SSD in my laptop. I'm having issues with my laptop BSODing and I wanted to pull the SSD and back it up on another PC. I do this all the time with IDE HDD and SATA HDD, but this is a first for a SSD. My PC does detect something is plugged in, but I can not read it. Disk mgmt does not see it nor does it come up in Device manager. I have tried plugging it in via USB and straight SATA to the MOBO. To be clear the PC other than going *ding* when it is plugged in does not detect the SSD at all. A guy I work with has a fresh install of Windows XP and it does not even *ding* when it's plugged in. Do I need a driver? I figured it would just work. By the way the BSOD is a memory error. Thanks
 

A:Solid State Drive not detecting.

Sounds to me as if there is an issue with the SSD. I'm curious though does the SSD work when you put it back into the laptop? If not take it to a trusted local non-big box computer shop and ask them to test it.
 

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I just purchased and installed a new SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357. I already had a standard 1 tb Samsung HD loaded with Windows 7 OEM. When I attempt to load this operating system on the new SSD, I have a error message indicating, "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space". Windows 7 startup indicates that there is 59.5 gb of primary space on the SSD drive. This is my first SSD. Am I doing something wrong, or is the OS mad because I changed the hard drive with an OEM operating system? Appreciate any assistance you can give. Thanks.

Jim
 

A:Solved: New Solid State Drive

How are you "attempting to load this operating system on the SSD" ?

To copy or clone a drive to a new drive, the replacement drive has to at least equal in size the old drive, you cannot copy a larger drive bit for bit onto a smaller capacity one. (Same goes for partitions.......new one at least equal to, more space is better)

Here's a link if you want or need to learn about cloning drives> (don't be fooled at the site there, the first list of things are ADs

the good stuff begins with this>>> Paragon’s Drive Backup Express (Windows)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-clone-and-copy-your-hard-drive/
 

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i have the 150gb velociraptor as my main OS drive and im thinking of getting a SSD to replace it with, but will only be able to afford a 64gb drive possibly stretch to a 90gb unbranded drive,
im wondering if it is worth the money considering im comming from a velociraptor will i notice the extra speed much?
also at 64gb a lot of stuff will need to be installed on another drive (probably the raptor) so wont this mean that the things that are installed on the other drive will only run as fast as that drive will go?

thanks

edit to add : i guess i could buy a second 150gb velociraptor and run it in RAID would that be as fast as a ssd?

A:solid state drive question

What you are considering is exactly the route that most are taking nowadays which is the ssd for boot drive and applications along with the hdd for storage. I personally run a Crucial 64Gb ssd with Samsung 1.5 Tb drive.

Les
The SSD Review

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I have a Veriton X275.  I never burned the factory installatin disk before using the comuter. Interested in upgrading to a SSD.  Crucial Scan recommends this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304 Is the recovery disk loaded on the D: drive. i do not see it. Is there any way to get the recovery information other than resetting the computer back to the factory state to burn the disks? What is the best way of installng the new SSD? Thanks.

A:Installing new Solid State Drive

Does the bios need to be updated to handle the SSD?

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Looking to upgrade my Laptop with a new SSD. Is there a product on the market that is just a SSD for laptops? I'd like one that is 500 gigs or more.

A:Solid State Non-Hybrid Drive?

Most any SSD will fit in a laptop, all the ones I've seen are the same size as a 2.5" laptop HDD.

These are good drives,

SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM - Newegg.com

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Quote:
Program Description

SSD-Z is an information tool for Solid State Drives and other disk devices.

Using a database, it will show information about your SSD, such as the controller, processing tech, NAND type etc.

Other useful information related to disk devices are also shown, such as S.M.A.R.T. status and partition layout.

Features

- Details of the controller and processing tech of NAND chips (for known devices).
- Verify that TRIM is enabled for your system and SSDs.
- S.M.A.R.T. status and full list of all the device's available attributes.
- List of all partitions. Including hidden, unmapped and boot partitions.
- Benchmark IOPS, transfer speed and random access time (work in progress)
- View the raw device identify data words.


SSD-Z Changes | 2015 Mar 15
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- The current user locale is now used to determine if Celcius or Fahrenheit should be used to display the temperature. If you wish to switch, click on the temperature panel on the device tab.
- The program is now DPI aware, meaning that using a DPI other than 100%, will scale the interface accordingly. This may require a little more tweaking.
- Many more devices have been added.
- Better SMART attribute interpretation based on the SSD controller.
- The minor ATA version is now reported in the ATA Standard tooltip.
- The actual model name is now shown in the program title. For most drives, this is different than the model name reported by the device ... Read more

A:SSD-Z Solid State Drive Tool

Nice tool. Thanks !

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Hi Guys, I need a little help in deciding which SSD to buy. I am struggling with a decision after information overload and not being a techie I would greatly appreciate some advice to help point me in the right direction.

I have the following:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz

Motherboard
P6X58D-E

Now if I have read things correctly my motherboard will not utilize the ocz vertex 3 because of the sata controller. So what are my options to use a decent SSD of 120 GB +.

It would be churlish to say money is no object but I would rather buy quality than a cheap option.

Thanks for any input.
 

A:Solid state drive recommendations

We use all these brands, and many others in our shops, with good results. Corsair anc Crucial were best for us... but also Patriot, OCZ, Intel, Corsair, Kingston, Super Talent, Mushkin, Crucial.

There are reviews available on line. Look at the reviews and the replies on www.Directron.com, www.NewEgg.com, www.CDW.com, www.TigerDirect.com, www.frys.com, and others.

There are huge numbers of models out there in the market place, and many are very good. YOu have to be sure you have the newer models, as the technology is advancing very fast. If i had to buy one for myself today, it would be a Corsair from Directron... as just about everything I find with a Corsair label on it is superb.

We rarely hear of bad ones nowadays... but size and speed are changing almost weekly.
 

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do solid state drives have a life span?
thanks

an after thought; if you install the operating system to the SSD and install programs to a HDD do you still benefit from the faster speed when using them programs?

A:solid state drive lifespan

SSDs have a life span measured in how many times it can be written to before it starts to fail (the same as all flash memory).

In answer to your second question it depends on the program but you probably won't get the increased performance.

Oli

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The brains, please recommend the best at this time SSD(about 128GB). There will be Windows 7 OS. Which company and which model SSD with his firmware is the best for Windows7(32 bit)? SLC or MLC? Price is unimportant. Thanks.

A:Best SSD(solid state drive) for Windows7

Intel X25-M, definitely. The Vertex comes close, but is still lacking in certain benchmarks and isn't that much cheaper per GB.

There are 80GB and a 160GB models ($315 and $720 on newegg).

Unfortunately nobody has been able to quite top intel yet except on price. Just use whatever the latest firmware is. It's a MLC, but nobody makes large SLCs that I know of.

Edit: Anand of anandtech.com fame (IMO the most reputable tech review site around) today said the X25-M is still his choice: http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3590 There are few better endorsements.

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for my biz. I'm a photographer, and would like a faster drive for my OS and photoshop CS2 to run off of.

I would dump edited images off on to a RAID box, for DVD burning for archive purposes.

Are SS drives, worth the extra coins -vs- 10K Rapter per sey?
 

A:Thinking of getting a Solid State Drive

I've been wondering about the same ... Getting a ~64GB for my system partition only.

I'm thinking the only real difference we may see is the reduced time it would take CS to load.
Other than the CS load time (and other apps) ... my speed is great.

With this in Mind .. I'm waiting on the prices to drop and more SLC technology to show up.
 

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Hi I would like to upgrade my hard drive to a SSD.  Is it compatible to upgrade to an SSD? I have a HP HDX premium series Model FZ946PA regards Andrew 

A:Solid State Drive upgrade

It's older, but they don't make anything just like it any more. In my opinion, one of the best laptops HP ever made. Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 4-11. It can actually hold two hard drives but if you are going to install an SSD put it in the primary bay and use it as the boot drive.  In a nutshell, yes it can use and benefit from an SSD. It has the Intel 945 chipset with the ich9 storage controller so is capable of true SATA, native command queuing, TRIM, etc.  If you need more help post back.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi Everyone,

I want to replace my HDD with a SSD.

My desktop came with windows 7 installed inclusive of a recovery partition.

I don't have OS on disc so:
How can I install OS onto new SSD?
How can I install recovery partition onto new SSD?

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Are they worth getting? Don't they break faster then the classic drive? Also they cost alot to get the same storage capacity as a normal drive?

A:Thoughts on a solid state drive?

SSD drives don't break faster than mechanical drives, in fact, since there are no mechanical parts, they should be more reliable.
They do cost more than mechanical drives but the prices have come down since they were first introduced.

Are they worth it? I personally think they are for the operating system and programs. They increase the performance of the computer.

I use mechanical drives for storing data.

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Gday
I now have my Samsung 840 Pro SSD in and up and running. Here is an oddity, I currently have my BIOS set to ACHI, my boot order has always been 1. CD 2. CD 3.HDD.
I have noticed on boot up under ACHI, my two SATA optical drives are not being recognised, and therefore are not available on boot up.
They do show up in Computer.
When I set my BIOS back to it's "Native IDE" (it's default), both optical drives appear on the boot up.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

A:Solid State Drive and ACHI

Hello Fiery,

Normally you would only see the "Press a key to boot from CD or DVD...." message like below for 8 seconds at boot when you have a bootable CD/DVD in an optical drive. As a test, insert a bootable disc (ex: Windows installation disc) into an optical drive, restart, and see if you see this below.
Do the optical drives show up in BIOS?

As a test, connect the optical drives to another SATA port on the motherboard to see if they get recognized then.

You might also double check to make sure the boot order priority is still set the way you always had it.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Installed OCZ Vertex 30G solid state drive to my build 7600 RTM last week with no issues whatsoever. My pc is a Dell Inspirion 531. Win 7 and ALL my apps installed and ther SSD is only 47% full. All my media files and program installation files storage on D: (1TB Hitachi hdd)

I am posting to ENCOURAGE others to go with SSD especially on Win 7 as it is very "ssd aware.' My system boot time with apps installed went from 65 secs to 40 secs. Paintshop Pro explodes onto the screen with no hesitation. IE8 launches seemingly instantaneously. Adobe Audition 3 loads in 3 secs opposed to 12 secs off hdd. Newegg has this drive for $139 plus a $20 rebate for a net cost of $119.

A:Installed 30G Solid State Drive / Win 7 RTM

No Thanks .. So far, I’ve been able to resist the urge to spend money and get a SSD.
I really don’t want to see a screenshot of a Hdtune benchmark or your W7 WEI

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I bought a SanDisk 480 GB solid state drive.  Connected it to a USB port via an adaper cable.  My V570 Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 64-bit does not recognize the drive.  Can anyone tell me what to do?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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I have a Veriton X275.  I never burned the factory installatin disk before using the comuter. Interested in upgrading to a SSD.  Crucial Scan recommends this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304 Is the recovery disk loaded on the D: drive. i do not see it. Is there any way to get the recovery information other than resetting the computer back to the factory state to burn the disks? What is the best way of installng the new SSD? Thanks.

A:Installing new Solid State Drive

Does the bios need to be updated to handle the SSD?

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SHENZHEN, China--(Business Wire)--Recently, Shenzhen Renice Technology Co., Ltd., a Shenzhen-based high-end solid state drive manufacturer, announced that the company will release its 2TB R-SATA interface-based solid state drive in early April of 2016. R-SATA, or Rugged SATA in short, is the unique interface that has been designed specifically to address vibration and the shock problem during application. It can efficiently resolve the undesirable intermittent contact or potential signal spikes resulting from vibration and shock in the SATA gold finger connector.

The release of Renice X9 R-SATA SSDs shall bring a new highly reliable and big-capacity solution for its long-time industrial users. TheX9 R-SATA SSDs have abundant highlights. They actually use Renice?s own SATA3 controller RS3502-IT that not only assures the independence or controllability but also provides a product lifespan of 2-3 times similar products in the market with its unique NAND flash control algorithm.

The patented "method and system for data backup of solid-state drive during some kind of abnormal power failure? technology will be visibly demonstrated in the X9 R-SATA SSDs. Even when the tantalum or super capacitors utilized for power failure data storage age still a remainder of 25% after 3 years, this patented technology can still warrant the completion of all data transfer from the DDR in abnormal power failure conditions. As of now, there is no other manufacturer in the world providing a... Read more

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Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.

A:Solid State Drive Installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by marym1


Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.


I use a 2.5 inch Crucial SSD in my main system. 2.5 inch will be small in a normal hard drive caddy, but you can line up the screw holes and screw it in. Or, you can buy a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch bay converter like this one: Amazon.com: SILVERSTONE SDP08 3.5 to 2 X 2.5-Inch Bay Converter: Computers & Accessories

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Why does my less-than-30-day-old Pavilion 15z have so much (fan) noise?  It has a solid-state drive.  Sometimes, it sounds like a jet engine (half-joking).

A:Fan Noise (?) - Solid-State Drive

GlenScheying Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about fan noise with your new PC and wanted to help. You should not be having problems with a PC this new.While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about diagnosing and repairing your machine remotely.I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while! Good Luck

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I would like to upgrade my boot disk from the pre-installed hard disk to a solid state drive (SSD), preferably an SSD in the 900 GB - 1.0 TB capacity.  What do I need to do?  How do I know whether a particular SSD will fit into and work properly in my laptop?  How do I transfer the pre-installed Windows 10 OS? FYI, I have not installed any software on the laptop since I bought it a few months ago, nor do I have any personal files on it.  It is still in its original box.  I'd like to get this done ASAP so that I can start using the laptop.




Craig T. Dedo, CAPM

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i want to buy a sdd for my pc. i have 2 questions.

1. since the drive is 2.5 inches and my case has fittings for 3.5inch drives how can i properly mount this in the case?

2. the connection is sata II but how is the power connected? is it use a standard sata power connector or 4 pin molex?

thanks if u can help

A:Question about solid state drive!!!?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1


i want to buy a sdd for my pc. i have 2 questions.

1. since the drive is 2.5 inches and my case has fittings for 3.5inch drives how can i properly mount this in the case?

2. the connection is sata II but how is the power connected? is it use a standard sata power connector or 4 pin molex?

thanks if u can help


SATA power connector. Many SSDs come with mounting kits. Otherwise your can get one here Newegg.com - BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure

I'd recommend purchasing only drives with a Indilinx Barefoot (good) or SandForce controller (better). OCZ has been a best buy for me -- both my Vertex and Vertex II have been wonderful compared to my other SSDs.

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I need to remove this SSD and copy off the data. Laptop is dead. I have various caddies/adapters but not for this tiny PCB beast. Does anyone know where I can get an adapter into SATA/USB or even what it is called pls?

A:Laptop V3-371 Solid State Drive

as far as i know, your model has a standard 2.5" SATA SSD, so...https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sata+usb+dock&rh=i%3... i think something with a dock is way more secure and can be used with 3.5" HDD too.

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Hey, I recently got myself a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD. The issue I'm having seems to be a common problem though I'm not 100% sure I really have the problem down.

My motherboard doesn't support SATA3 so I purchased this SATA3 pci-e controller card here

and a cable from here

everthing seemed to work as it should and the ssd powered on but the tests I ran were less than what I hoped for. These were the results I received using the program AS SSD Bemchmark

These were the results for the first test using the pci-e SATA3 controller

I then plugged my new ssd into my on-board SATA2 controller and re ran the test displayed here

This is were I got a bit concerned as I am not sure were the problem might exist. The cable? The SATA3 controller? Or the SSD it's self?

Anyone have any ideas to what I should do next?

-Thanks for reading my wall of text
 

A:Solid state drive issues

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Hi all,
New to the forum.
I have an Dell Inspiron 15-5558 and am wanting to swap the optical DVD drive for a Sandisk Ultra II 240GB ssd for the operating system.
I'm quite newbie with modding hardware so just wondering what I would need apart from the hard drive itself.
I know I'll need some sort of bay to hold it in but does anyone know where I would source one to the same specs as the drive so the case is all flush

A:Swap Laptop Optical Drive for Solid State Drive

You will probably need some sort of Tray and it's likely to be smaller than the Standard Hard Drive

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Hello,

When I was running Windows 7, my system had a small solid state C drive that did not have enough space for windows 10 upgrade. I got a larger 2TB regular hard disk and used the manufacturer's software to clone the old Windows-7 SSD C drive to the new 2TB and then upgraded to Windows 10.

Now under windows 10, when go into defrag, the C Drive shows as a Solid State drive and of course windows does not want to optimize it.

The new drive definitely is not SSD. I assume somehow that setting was cloned from the old disk.

Is there either a way to change the C drive to a regular "hard disk drive" or force windows to defrag what it thinks is a SSD?

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows Misidentifies C Drive as Solid State Drive - cannot defrag?

You might want to start by looking in Device Manager (right click Start and select Device Manager) and seeing how that disk drive is identified. Does it show as the SSD?

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Any idea why my SSD is listed as a 'Hard disk drive' instead of 'Solid state drive' as in your screenshots above? I am running W8 Pro x64 RTM from Technet. In Device Manager my SSD shows as a 'Samsung SSD 830 Series SCSI Disk Device'. I wonder if it's being on a Marvell controller might be the reason. My mobo has both Marvell and Intel disk controllers.

A:SSD listed as 'Hard disk drive' instead of 'Solid state drive'??

The ssd should always be used in an Intel port imho bud. The driver you are using is making it appear to be a scsi device.

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Hi guys,
I just bought a Samsung chronos 700 series. It has a 8GB solid state hard drive but I can't see it in My Computer.
Device manager says it is there and working properly. I went into disk management I can see the solid state hard drive but it doesn't have a letter assigned to it. When I right click on it all the options are greyed out - it just won't allow me to assign a letter or to activate the drive. Below it says Healthy (Primary Partition) but I cannot access it and it doesn't have a drive letter. Does anyone know what I'm missing?
 

A:Cannot initialise solid state hard drive

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I just purchased ADATA SX900 SSD 128GB. I am able to screw the hard drive to the 3.5 bracket. I am trying to screw the bracket into my tower but the normal hard drive screws are too big and will break the bracket.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Installing Adata Solid State Drive

I have 2 SSDs and don't use a bracket.

I just set the SSD in the HDD slot and attach Velcro to the slot and the bottom of the SSD.(no need for a floppy bay)

Never had a problem.
 

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Hello - I'm tired of sluggish performance when booting/waking up, and think replacing the unimpressive hard drive with a SSD will help. Does anyone have any tips or advice for how to best install an SSD, including what size/type i'll need to buy and how to best install it? Thanks!

A:Edge 2 1580 Solid State Drive SSD

Get the right size SSD. Since it's using a mechanical HDD it's 2.5" SATA SSD you'll need. You should however check whether an ordinary 7mm SSD fit or you need to hunt for a 5mm (they're rare).As for SSD size... Boo. 120 GB is fine for normal office use but it depends on how many data you want to bring along, convinience etc. Go for a 240-256 GB I think they're the sweet spot right now for price/size. But  hey even 480-512 isn't that expensive these days. As for what brand/model. Boo again it depends on your requirements. But hey even the slowest will be way faster than your HDD.If you want to have the restore partition on it chose a brand which has a clone tool on their website (which of course only works to clone to their device). Put in the SSD in a USB enclosure and clone your HDD onto SSD if you want to have the restore partition as it's a bit special to clone. Or you can also pay for the full version of Acronis True Image but it's rather expensive (although fantastic tool) If you want a clean install you're more free without it cost extra for special tools. Just download a windows image creator tool from Microsoft.If machine is boprn with Win8 you need to download win8 tool even if you want 10 as you have to install 8 then upgrade to 10 - as the key stored in BIOS is for windows 8 thenEasier if machine is born with 10 then just download tool for 10.Put in SSD and boot from the USB stick to have it do a clean install of Win to your fresh SSD. Afterwards got... Read more

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I recently bought a SSD (Solid State Drive) it is a Samsung 64GB. My computer is an Asus with an i5 Processor.

Anyway I know the SSD works fine because currently I have Ubuntu downloaded on it, running just fine. For some reason however, Windows 7 is not detecting my drive. Under my computer, or upon booting from a disk, it will not detect it. The reason I am wanting to detect it, is because I would like to backup windows 7 onto my SSD and boot from there.

If anyone has ANY suggestions or advice please feel free to post. I have tried just about all I know, and read several forums.
 

A:Windows 7 Not detecting Solid State Drive

Have you tried running it in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center just to make sure that the SSD can work with Windows 7? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
 

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Quote:
As a follow-up to our previous SSD coverage, today we will be looking at four popular mainstream SSD offerings which include the A-Data S592 128GB, Corsair P Series 128GB, OCZ Agility 120GB and the OCZ Vertex Turbo 120GB. Although all these products are MLC flash-based and target the consumer enthusiast market, they do vary in price, on-board controllers, memory chips, and cache sizes, which should make for some very interesting results.
With dozens of manufacturers now offering some kind of solid state drive, you should know there are only a handful of them you should concern yourself with. MLC drives based on either the Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40, Indilinx Barefoot or Intel's own controller are all you should be looking at today. While the Intel controller remains the superior performer when it comes to small data writes, the Samsung and Indilinx controllers are worthy alternatives.


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A:Solid State Drive Comparison - Round 2

Thanks for the link Airbot. I had not seen this one. Glad I have a barefoot. It's still working very nicely after about 3 months.

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Hi,

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?

A:solid state drive data returning

Yes.

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I am looking at getting an Intel 520 series 240gb ssd. I have read articles and online resources for how to upgrade, but just need some of the gaps filled in. Can I install windows 7 on the ssd externally if I connect it to my computer through my esata port, and then just transfer my docs/media and reinstall my programs? Also how do I need to tweak the drive to get it to work optimally (ahci mode, superfetch, etc.). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solid State Drive Upgrade Windows 7

It has to be connected inside where it will be running Windows. If you change its location afterward (even if Windows allowed external installations, which it does not), it won't run.
 

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Folks, I've decided, after much research, to get the 2.5" Intel X25-M Solid State Drive for my Thinkpad T60p. There was a lot of negative feedback about them, but there were several benchmark tests, independent reviews, and end user comments to convince me, so the decision is made.

Since it's so new (Intel started shipping the MLC version only this month, with the SLC to follow suit later this year), so I need help FINDING a source where I can find one.

I've emailed Intel about it, but I don't think Intel ships them to end consumers. I haven't been able to find it anywhere, so maybe any of you guys can help me?? I'll run it for a month and write a detailed report about it, which may help some of you who are on the fence about getting an SSD for yourselves.

Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to dropping my $600 for the 80GB one A-S-A-P!

A:I'll be your guinea pig...where do I buy the Intel X25-M Solid State Drive...??

Come on...NOBODY??? lol...

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Intel announced today a new Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: Intel(R) Redirect


This release adds support for Microsoft Windows* 8 and Server 2012, Trim on RAID 0 with RST 11.0 or greater, Plug-n-Play support for dynamically detecting drive removal and insertion events, proactive tool update notification for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems and fixes Intel SSD Optimizer error on partitions configured with an allocation size of 32KB or 64KB.

Source

A Guy

A:Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox v3.1.0

Thanks for that.

I was going to install it, but digging into that link you provided shows that some users are getting drive health warnings with this toolbox that were not shown with the earlier toolbox. So it may be a bit buggy and I'm going to wait a while on it, particularly since I don't think I need any of the new features.

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So since I am 12 I am probably going to get a lot for Christmas. So I decided I will make my notebook laptop into a gaming PC. Before you think; Laptop.. Gaming PC? It is a beast of a laptop and it has beaten many desktops at video games, applications ect. One of the main problems I have with this laptop is that it is amazing but when it gets to a certain point it just stops performing as well as it should, I checked task manager and the Ram was pretty low, the CPU was pretty low, the Ethernet connection was fine but the Hard Disk Performance is sky high (Even when I am doing totally nothing. Bearing in mind the read speed was 6.5mb/s and the Write speed was going under 135Kb/s (135Kb Max). So I decided I needed to get an SSD but I have no idea how to install one or transfer my laptop data to an SSD.

Thanks, Theo

A:Installing a Solid State Drive to my laptop.

Are you asking how to do that?

If you wish to clone your hard disk onto an SSD, you'll need some way of attaching the SSD to your laptop. If the laptop has a second HD mounting location, you could use that. Otherwise, you'd probably want a USB to SATA cable. (The SSD can be powered off the USB cable.) There are SSD kits that include the cable, but you can buy it separately. In addition, you'd need drive cloning software, which is generally included with an SSD purchase.

It's not a difficult process, but I think that when I was 12, I would have wanted help from an experienced person, like a computer savvy 15 year old.

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So I need a portable media device, but what I'll be using it for is very specific.
I will be transferring/moving/copying files in and out of this device, however the max capacity it will ever see is a total of 20GB (but files in the thousands).

In addition to what ill be using it for, I want something fast in terms of read and write speed and reliable (where it wont corrupt my files over time because of how often I will move files around).

Being that those two are important in what I'll be using this portable storage media, what are my best route / options to go in?
And are SD cards more or less reliable than 3.0 USB flash drives or about the same?
 

A:Should I get a flashdrive or an external solid state drive?

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Hello all, thanks in advance for any help.

current setup

C Drive - 400 GB partition on new 2 TB Seagate drive
D Drive - 500 GB partition on same Seagate drive
F Drive - leftover partition from above Seagate drive (around 900GB) - pretty much empty

These drives were created when I had a C drive failure as reported by the Bios - I did a system image backup and restored the system image to the new 2TB Seagate drive and the result was the setup above.

I also have the following installed:

G Drive - 2 TB gaming drive - Steam and about 100+ games installed - origin - etc - no relation to drives above
H Drive - Crucial 960 GB solid state drive - formatted NTFS and empty - SATA internal connection via ICY DOCK
I Drive - 3 TB external USB 3.0 drive for backups

All drives are internal SATA drives except the USB 3.0 drive - also have an external hot swap SATA dock - turned off

I created a windows backup of the C drive to the I drive and then attempted to restore it to the 960 solid state drive but it did not seem to put the files and folders where they had been on the C drive - user error? - the windows restore process is very limited in scope and I was guessing as to how to restore.

I then attempted to do a system image of the C drive to the I drive but this seem to fail almost as soon as it began - I rebooted but have not tried again assuming I screwed something up during my previous restore attempts.

My ultimate goal is to clone the C partition to the solid state ... Read more

A:I want to clone my WIN 7 Pro C partition to my new solid state drive

You don't say how big the SSD is, but your C: drive is 400 GB. That would mean the SSD would need to be that big and I doubt if it is since that would be a very expensive SSD. If you have a 120 GB SSD then your C: drive needs to be smaller than 120 GB to restore to the SSD. A good imaging software is Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download but you need the C: drive partition to be smaller than the SSD.

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Hello,

Is there any difference between software which are used for recovering data from HDD or flash memory drives and SSD? For example, can we use of the apps used for HDD to recover data from SSD too?
 

A:Solid state drive data returning

I do not see why the HDD programs shouldn't work for SSDs. Maybe @jobeard can weigh in if I am wrong. I would check out this article.
 

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I am fixing to invest in a solid state hard drive, so a couple questions have been raised. First being how can I move just my OS and not my applications? Or do I have to just start all over again? Second I am looking to get this hard drive but http://goo.gl/ZqIxr but it says it is for Non-PC applications. If I was just planning to put the OS on it would that still be okay?
 

A:Solid State Hard Drive Move

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Intel's SSD Toolbox 1.2 has been released. Fixes the following:



   Information
Fixes problems with unusable system restore points, added progress bars for diagnostics and Optimizer functions as well as improvements to look and feel.
Intel? Solid State Drive Toolbox

Might also see here for firmware update tool:
Intel brings back TRIM support on X25-M G2 SSDs

A:Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox 1.2

Thanks nice find. I'll grab this and install at home and see what happens.

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I purchased a new HP750-247c with a 128 GB solid state drive about 4 months ago and the C-drive is almost full.  Most of the space is taken by Windows 10 and after a recent update the drive is almost maxed-out.  I am already saving all my downloads and documents and most of my programs to the D-drive.  Is there something else I can do to free up some space? 

A:Solid state drive capacity too small

@Wendy18?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide to help you free up space on your SSD.  I suggest reading it to see if it helps.  Truthfully, if you don't have a lot of apps/programs on your SSD there is not much else that you can do.  A 128 GB SSD is not very large with the size of many apps/programs today; especially the Windows 10 OS. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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This release of the Intel SSD Toolbox includes a firmware release which contains the following:

- Intel? SSD 530 Series firmware update to DC12 which addresses an occasional drive hang after resume from Link Power Management slumber state.

Other tool related items are:
- Added new descriptions for SMART attributes C2, C5, EA, and F9
- Corrected calculations for E1, F1, and F2 SMART attributes.
- Corrected the display of word 79 in the drive details screen.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...?DwnldID=18455

A Guy

A:Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox v3.1.8

Good spot, thank you.

Andy

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Intel issues solid-state drive fix.

Intel released a fix for its solid-state drives Monday, addressing an issue first reported back in February.

"We are releasing an end-user firmware update for our X-25M and X-18M SSD drives today," Intel said Monday.

-- Tom
 

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Hello again I currently run four 250 GB drives in a raid 10 for windows 7 ultimate, doing a complete upgrade MB, Memory, processor etc. but Sata ports on new MB's are always few .... typically 6

been looking at Asus Maximus VI Formula which has ten Sata ports ..... but just found out only six are on the main board not sure yet what u could with other four ?

so I'm now thinking is it better to have 4 hard drives on raid ten, or one solid state drive which would mean I don't need as many Sata ports and look for better board for my needs

A:traditional hard drive vs solid state

Why do you mix raid 0 (striping) and raid 1 (mirroring)?
Striping is for speed. Mirroring is for faster "read speed" and higher availability.
If 1 disk fails.... no problem. You have only 50% of diskspace... because of mirroring. You're talking about RAID1+0 so not about RAID ten.

With 1 SSD you have 100% disk space.... but if it fails you're having problems.

SSD's are very very fast. But also very expensive

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Is it possible and feasible to change the hard drive to a solid state drive on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK laptop.If the answer is affirmative then would appreciate as much information and guidance there is available.

A:Changing hard drive to solid state drive

I took a quick look at the specs and don't see why you couldn't. That laptop is maybe 3 or 4 years old?

What you would have to decide is if you want to attempt to transfer Windows from the current hard drive to the SSD or instead do a clean install on the SSD. Cloning/imaging can work and save time, but many would tell you to just do a clean install instead.

Good SSD brands: Intel, Crucial M4 series, Samsung 830 series.

I assume this Toshiba has only a single drive bay?

Do you have an external hard drive?

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Maybe this is a really stupid question, but here goes.

I have three hard drives, and one is dedicated to my operating system. I would to copy that entire hard drive onto a new solid state drive to make it run faster.

Because I have so many programs and settings all figured out, I'd love to just basically copy the whole drive over, exactly how it is now. As I understand, I need to create a disc image in order to do this.

Is this possible? Am I able to basically swap the hard drives, and use a disc image to basically make the computer think it's the exact same hard drive? Can something like this be done?

Apologise for my ignorance, I'm not up to speed with disc images and I'm not sure how they work.

Thanks for your time!

A:Copy hard drive image to new solid state

acronis disk manager suite, can do this.
You may have issues with the bootmgr afterwards, but it'll do a bit by bit duplication of any partition onto another. ....it's a slow process but it's worked for me several times in the past.

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System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
Laptop: ASUS K52F

My disk drive was going bad so I had it replaced several weeks ago with a solid state drive. Now the laptop is incredibly fast. Today I decided to run chkdsk for no particular reason other than I periodically ran this in the past on my old drive and did not think that it might not work with the SSD. Oops - now the laptop would not boot at all!! I pressed F8 on boot and tried to boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, or safe mode with networking. Failure - the laptop would not boot - only got a blank screen. I let the laptop sit for several minutes with each of the boot options but there was no action on the screen, just blank. Then I tried booting to the last known configuration and this worked!! I tried several boots and all appears to be okay.

Two questions please:
(1) Am I correct that one can NOT run chkdsk on a solid state drive? If not, why not? What do I not understand?
(2) How do I cancel a request for chkdsk? IF I execute CHKDSK C: /F /R, is there a way to cancel this when I reboot? Or was what I did, booting to the last known good configuration, the correct solution to my booting problem?
 

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I just bought a Seagate ST750LX003 Momentus XT 750 GB as the new primary drive for my gaming laptop, and I'm wondering how to defrag them, and whether it is safe. I wanted the best of both worlds (space and speed) so I went for the middle ground. What is the difference between a regular HDD, SSHD, and a SSD? Do I just let Windows perform its' normal defrag routine as I normally would, or do I need to download some kind of proprietary software from Seagate that will do it? I like to use 3rd party software (UltimateDefrag) for my defrag operations, is all. And how much can I fill it up before it starts to slow down? I ask because I've heard that you cant fill an SSD up past around 50 to 60% or so before it slowly starts to degrade, since it needs room to perform its' TRIM (defrag) operations. Is this also true of SSHDs?

Thanks for any help!

A:How to defrag a solid state hybrid drive, and is it safe?

The Momentus uses a small secondary memory chip to save often used program data to assist speedy start, but the rest is a traditional spinning disk. It's quite safe to defrag the HDD, as it basically operates much the same as any other HDD.

You can check how fragmented the drive is with the disk defragmenter program and if isn't not overly fragmented, leave it as it is.

What you really should do is partition the drive so that a smaller portion is used for the OS and programs and a larger portion used for data storage (given that it's a 750GB drive), that way it will be easier to defrag a smaller sized drive when needed and the drive will perform better anyway.

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Toshiba unveils 512GB solid state drive



New range of drives coming in 2009


Toshiba has unveiled the world's first 2.5in 512GB solid state drive (SSD), designed to provide a high level of performance and endurance for use in notebook computers, and gaming and home entertainment systems.
The company also unveiled a broad family of SSDs based on its 43nm Nand chips, offering capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB in 1.8in or 2.5in enclosures or as SSD Flash Modules.


Full Info ...


Toshiba unveils 512GB solid state drive - vnunet.com

A:Toshiba unveils 512GB solid state drive

It wont be long before SSD will become a standard and we can finally say goodbye to the old HDD, they had a good run but it's time to move on.

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I just bought a solid state drive for my HP laptop. I figured I would do a fresh install of Windows 7 from my HP Windows 7 backup disc. Is this possible? Can someone run me through the steps involved in doing so? Do I need to format the SSD? I was going to break it into 2 partititions of 150GB and 100GB and put the old drive as an archive after.
 
Thanks,
Bonnie

A:Fresh Windows 7 Install to New Solid State Drive

A backup disc is meant to be used to basically repair the operating system when it is needed.  It is not an installation disc.
 
I would suggest that you call HP and tell them that you have replaced the hdd and need the installation and driver discs.  They usually will send these to you for free.  if there is a charge it usually isn't very expensive.

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Ok..so I have a small problem

My current SSD is set as my c:/ drive..which is now full..

My current HD is set as my e:/ drive..which has 500Gb of space left..

My question is...how do I make my current e:/ drive into my main c:/ ?

Of course I would like to do this without having to do a fresh install.
Can anyone help me out? :confused:

A:Current c:/ drive is my solid state..which is full..how do I switch?

Hello Azearoth. Welcome to the Forum.

You will want to keep the OS on the SSD. Everyone here will drop to their knees and cry if you don't.

So that leads to the question: how big is the SSD and what do you have on it?

What most folks do, particularly when using a small-ish SSD, is install only the OS and maybe a few hard drive hungry, high end programs or games on it. They then install all other programs and all of their user files on the "spinner".

To free up space you could uninstall programs one at a time and reinstall them on the spinner. User files can be cut and paste. And you can redirect the default "My Documents" folder to the other drive too.

Hope that helps.

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ok so the WD black solid state hybrid drive in my 2 in 1 quit once i purchace a new one and install it into my x2 what do i have to do next install windows how do i do that? or will it just turn on and work like when my computer was new. i just need the steps for what i need to do to get my computer up and running once i install the new ssd

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I just came across this device today:

http://www.lexar.com/ssd/expresscard.html

How does is compare to an average laptop hardrive in terms of performance and reliability? I was thinking about using it to run a couple virtual machines on my laptop and take some of the stress off of the hard drive.

Can you think of any advantages or disadvantages to this device when compared to a hard drive?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

A:Laptop solid state card vs hard drive

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I want to try a solid state, flash-based drive for my primary c: drive. I do not need more than 32GB of space, as it is mostly for business use. Before doing so, I wanted to post to this forum to see if my thinking on the pros and cons is correct, so here goes:

Pros:

1. Low power consumption and heat generation.
2. Relatively fast read speeds, and no wear accrues to flash memory when read from. I can get some better look-ahead caching with SuperSpeed RAM cache utility and let the pages sit dirty in the cache.
3. Bottom line: Windows XP can load significantly faster than off of a Raptor drive, which I presently use for the c: drive.

So-So's:

1. Mediocre write speeds. I can obviate this to a large extent with SuperSpeed RAM cache utility, again, especially if I let the pages sit dirty in the cache.

Cons:

1. Lousy I/O performance, and of course lowers life expectancy of flash medium even with the presence of wear levelling algorithims. I can get around this through the use of i-RAM solid-state DRAM drives which function as holders for the pagefiles, temp files, FF and IE caches, etc, so I don't keep those sorts of things on the flash-based c: drive.
2. Need to make sure that one is getting truly fast flash, preferrably SLC and not MLC.

Does it sound like my thinking is correct on the above points? Or am I missing something? Most people seem to say they get a fast boot, but other things lag for them, including writes, etc. This mak... Read more

A:Solid State Flash Drive Pros & Cons?

We have been testing laptop hard drive replacement flash drives from Samsung, Seagate, and Fujitsu for 11 weeks now.
The costs are astonishingly high, but that will change until they are less expensive than other laptop drives.
We see no big differences on I/O, but write speeds are noticeably slower.
Reliable, which flash drives are not.

One thing for sure, prepare for the future because it is coming. I'll bet nobody makes motor-driven "hard drives" five years from now.
 

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Toshiba unveils 512GB solid state drive

New range of drives coming in 2009
Toshiba has unveiled the world's first 2.5in 512GB solid state drive (SSD), designed to provide a high level of performance and endurance for use in notebook computers, and gaming and home entertainment systems.
The company also unveiled a broad family of SSDs based on its 43nm Nand chips, offering capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB in 1.8in or 2.5in enclosures or as SSD Flash Modules.
Full Info ...
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A:Toshiba unveils 512GB solid state drive

Probably expensive compared to SAS and SCSI.

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Do the T460s and T460p use the same motherboard? I ask because there is an option for a  "1 TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe" on the T460s, but not yet showing on the T460p. I also wonder who makes this drive, and can we add it to our existing T460p? That was one thing I had wished for (more space than the highest option 512GB SSD) when odrering the T460p, but it wasn't available on this unit.

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Due to the hard drive failing, I purchased a solid state hard drive.
I tried creating recovery media on the computer but it wasn't working. I purchased the Dell OS Recovery and Restore USB key - part # OKFWKP-74287-56E-0048-A00 which was Windows 8 Professional. 
Dell Inspiron 660S. I noticed that the original operating system was Windows 8 Home though not Professional.
Installed Windows 8 via the Dell OS Recovery and Restore USB key ok. Only problem is it won't activate. I'm guessing it's because the computer came with Windows 8 OEM (Home). I don't see the purpose in purchasing the Dell usb key then. 
I'm guessing I'll have to follow the directions at this link to be able to activate if I want to go to Windows 10 for example.
dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso
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A:Solid State hard drive replacement - activation

It seems Dell just sent you out the wrong Edition of Recovery USB.
Follow my guide (the one you linked to) and it should activate correctly.

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Problem solved! Mods: Please removed thread...My apologies.

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OK; I'm over my head here... any help?
Have an entertainment computer with W-7 Ultimate (x64) that was working like a champ; prior to the introduction of a Samsung 840 120GB Solid State Drive. [Before the switch over] It has/had a 1.5T HD with the system on it (NTFS) and a 3T HD (GPT- to get the full 3T).

Samsung included a "Magic" program that says: 'Samsung's new Smart Data Migration software takes the guesswork and headache out of moving your operating system to your new SSD." It was not the easy job I anticipated and I wound up resetting my bios to [ON-CHIP SATA TYPE- AHCI] for it to be able to recognize the new SDD.

Wound up reinstalling W-7 x64 and now the computer will not recognize either the NTFS drive or the GPT drive (loaded with data)... as a matter of fact the W-7 program will not load now with the GPT HD hooked up. Disconnect it and it starts fine. The NTFS HD had an Acronis safe-zone on it and with just it hooked up, the system would not load ..and an Acronis warning was stopping it. I had previously removed the partitions and reformatted the drive (NTFS) thinking that I had cleaned it but apparently the safe-zone remained. I am now in the process of wiping the disk and presenting it as 'unallocated space' to see if the SSD System will recognize it.

I have a hunch the solution is not that complicated, it's just waaaay over my pay grade!
Any help please?

A:W-7 on Solid State Drive now in conflict with hard drives?

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
with all drives connected.

Did you reinstall Win7 to the SSD with the HD's disconnected?

Wipe the drive you say you're cleaning with Diskpart Clean Command,
if necessary from the booted installer's Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup

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I switched to a Samsung 850 EVO 500 Gig SSD.

Now I'm unable to create a Windows system image.

While Googling, I found that it's due to the lack of free space on the small System or "Data" partition on my c: drive.

The 5% free space appears to be the problem.

The only work around is to use Macrium or other software to do my backup image file.

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I switched to a Samsung 850 EVO 500 Gig SSD.

Now I'm unable to create a Windows system image.

While Googling, I found that it's due to the lack of free space on the small System or "Data" partition on my c: drive.

The 5% free space appears to be the problem.

The only work around is to use Macrium or other software to do my backup image file.

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SSDLife will let you know how many times your drive has been powered on, written to, what its health and S.M.A.R.T. status is, and even give you an estimated lifespan of the drive.




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1. Most will know that the Dimension pc's are about 8 years old and the Model 2400 was factory fitted with a 40GB HDD.
2. Whilst  I have retrofitted a 160GB HDD and still the computer has little stored on it, the bootup and general switching about is slow. I am thinking of fitting an SSD.
3. Can any wizz kids help by answering the following please???
3.1  Electronically and physically can an SSD be installed.
3.2  An SSD will speed up all processes - will it or won't it.
3.3  Is an SSD now cost effective.
3.4  I am considering this upgrade rather than another machine as a change there will not mean an SSD will be fitted.
 
4.0  I have a very modern computer to use based upon thermionic valves - keeps the room warm!!!!!!!

A:Feasibility of fitting a solid state drive (SSD) to a Dimension 2400 PC

Hi cdtUK,
SSD works on SATA II ports and Dimension 2400 does not have any SATA ports on the motherboard.
Here is the link for all the information for SSD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

Also, providing the manual for Dimension 2400: <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>
For any clarifications please feel free to contact me.

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I want to install an SSD into my Dell Latitude D505 14" laptop, but I'm not sure if it will fit. I don't want to get a 128GB one, that's just longer I'll have to wait to save money for. My Dell laptop currently has a 40GB Hard Disk Drive.

Note: Don't go saying 'Upgrade laptops' or anything like that. I don't want to hear about it. I'm aware of how old this laptop is, about 8 years to be exact.
 

A:Will a 64GB Solid-State Drive fit in my Dell Latitude D505?

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I have a Satellite Pro S300 EZ1514.

Recently I purchased a SATA II Cavalry 64GB SSD to replace the current hard drive. First I tried to install XP with SATA drivers streamlined in.
The install process recognized the SSD and did the initial file copy to it, but when it restarted to continue the install process the system would not boot from the drive.

Then I tried installing Vista Business 64 from the recovery disk that came with the laptop.
After initiating the recovery disk, the install process said the hard drive was not Initialized and to click OK to initialize now.
After clicking OK to initialize the system restarted only to end up on the same screen telling me to initialize the hard drive.

Then I tried to initialize the drive manually off of my desktop.
Plugged it into my desktop, initialized it and formatted it to NTFS. Plugged it back into the laptop to try Vista recovery again. And yet again the same screen shows up. Plugged the SSD back into the desktop only to find that the drive was no longer initialized and had to be initialized again.

Then I gave up and installed the SSD to my desktop as primary boot and it installed perfectly fine with XP. For testing purposes I then put the ssd with the pre-installed XP back into the laptop to see what happens. To my dismay the laptop would not boot and on top of that when I put the SSD back into the desktop only to find that the drive was no longer initialized and I had to reinstall XP again.

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A:Satellite Pro S300 EZ1514 - Cannot initialize Solid State Drive (SSD)

SSD's should work. Are you using SATA AHCI Mode or SATA IDE (Compatibility) Mode? You can change the SATA mode in the BIOS.

Also update the BIOS to the latest version.

And if there is a new Firmware available for the SSD, update the firmware. (check the Cavalry website)

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I have an A11 PTSE0A-088021 and am attempting to install a Kingston 64GB SSHD.
When I boot it is displayed in the POST and also in BIOS.

When in the Windows 7 pre installation environment the drive is displayed in "Where do you want to install windows". I can see the drive and the partition, delete and create a new partiton.

Message "Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partiton 1. (show details).
Details > Windows cannot be installed to this disk.
The computers hardware may not support booting to this disk.
Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computers BIOS menu.

I have checked drive in BIOS and seems to be in order.
Are there controller drivers required for this drive? Toshiba hardware or Kingston?

Does anyone know of a controller driver needed as I have searched the web and cannot find controller driver for this drive.

I didn't think there should be any drivers required to install windows to a solid state drive but there must be something out there. Assistance appreciated.

A:Tecra A11 - Solid state hard drive boot issue

Hi

Trying to install Windows 7 no special controller drivers are required because Windows 7 already contains the common Microsoft controller driver.

Just one question: was the SSD drive formatted and new partition created before trying to install Win 7?
Should be done?

Are you using the Toshiba Recovery disk in order to install the system on this SSD drive?
Should use such disk? the recovery disk could be created using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk Creator which was part of the running system preinstalled and configured by Toshiba

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Anyone know of a mfgr that makes desktop w/ solid state drive as primary & HDD secondary with Win 7? OS Win 7 on a, say, 64Gb SATA Solid state drive with a secondary HDD drive to store all the rest of the stuff?

Neither Dell not HP have moved into the 21st Century yet.
 

A:Anyone make desktop w/ solid state drive as primary & HDD secondary with Win 7?

SSDs at the moment arent viable. The additional cost to a rig woul dbump it up several degrees, and for the money, it isnt worth their while. It may happen but only if prices drop significantly.
The other problem is th e life of SSDs. The read/write times are not overly high, and you could fail relatively quickly (compared to an HD); if in warranty is the maker who pays and they wont want to, if its out of warranty, it is a major expence for what it is.
 

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A couple of months ago I began the process of upgrading from XP/Pro to Win 7/Pro x64. It's been a 'rocky road' but I'm 'almost there now.'

I started with the intention of running two 120 Gb SSDs in RAID1 as home for my OS and program files. At every turn I encountered the mantra "RAID is not a backup." Eventually I came to understand why.

In the process I tried a clean install on one SSD and it failed. I studied harder, asked a lot of questions, and successfully installed on the other.

This morning I finally physically rearranged the drives on my machine and discovered that if I included the SSD with the failed installation I could not boot. I hit a blue screen that informed me that Windows had encountered a situation dangerous to my system and that it was shutting down (rebooting, really) so I shut down and disconnected the drive.

How do I recover that drive (reformat it) if I can't boot when it is attached to one of the ports on my motherboard?

thanks,

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A:Recover a Solid State Drive For Use After a Failed Win7 Install Attemp

Can you boot from a Windows installation disc and get to the first screen where it asks you to choose a language?

If you can get that far, you should be able to then run Diskpart and wipe and reformat the suspect SSD.

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Review: Hard disk vs. solid-state drive -- is an SSD worth the money? (3 web pages).

SSDs have the speed, but HDDs have the capacity

-- Tom

P.S. Why Hard Disk Is a Better Bargain Than SSD.

Review: Three new Western Digital drives hit top speeds.

These hard drives hit top rpms and data-transfer rates.
 

A:Review: Hard disk vs. solid-state drive -- is an SSD worth the money?

It's probably a good idea to wait a while on these things. Most people who have bought machines expecting nearly instantaneous response have been underwhelmed by the performance increases. And with the prices in the 300+% higher range, it may not be worth the money for most.
 

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I recently added a SSD to my desktop setup. After setting up the drive and installing Windows on my SSD, I receive this prompt on every boot-up. (File: IMG_1430)

I've made sure to set the boot priority in the BIOS to the SSD instead of the default drive as well.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Professional 64bit (An upgrade key version used after installing Windows Home Premium 64bit)

My system specs from my profile are listed below...

OS
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

CPU
Intel (R) Core (TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHz

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. SABERTOOTH X58

Memory
24.0 GB

Graphics Card(s)
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

Sound Card
(1) AMD High Definition Audio Device (2) Realtek High Defi

Hard Drives
Samsung 128gb SSD, WDC 1TB HDD, Hitachi 1TB HDD,
Any help and time you can lend me on how I can get this figured out would be greatly appreciated.

A:BIOS/Virtual Disk Error After Adding Solid State Drive

Any suggestions?

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Intel announced today a new Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: Intel(R) Redirect



This release adds support for Microsoft Windows* 8 and Server 2012, Trim on RAID 0 with RST 11.0 or greater, Plug-n-Play support for dynamically detecting drive removal and insertion events, proactive tool update notification for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems and fixes Intel SSD Optimizer error on partitions configured with an allocation size of 32KB or 64KB.

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my laptop used to sound like a stereo (the internal original speakers), i could jam the better portion of my house with it.
now, after this new hard drive was installed (by a repair service) - it sounds, well, like a laptop.

its not very loud even with all the seemingly possible volume controls on the highest level.
but its not just an issue of volume, it sounds "distant", without bass, like at the other end of a long tunnel.

any suggestions before i have to sacrifice a day of bringing my laptop back to the repair guy?

A:Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny

Check to see if any of your mixer control settings have been changed, not just volume levels.

I'm referring to digital processing settings that might add or omit reverb, extra bass, or maybe simulate certain venues--such as a stadium, a concert hall, a living room, a beer joint, etc.

Do you know that you are now using the same sound driver as before the SSD was installed? Maybe the repair service changed that too, accidentally or on purpose, for unknown reasons.

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I'm a little confused. In the course of trying to speed up my computer a little bit, I came across something interesting and puzzling. The rig is a Dell Dimension C521 with 2G ram and an AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ at 2GHz running windows Vista Business.

As you'll see below in the device manager, it tells me that I have a SCSI drive. Yet, when I take the case apart, it sure looks to me like SATA. It's got a SATA cable, etc. Unless they changed the SCSI cable, it has to be SATA. I remember SCSI cables as being fat ribbons from my Mac days (MacPlus, IIsi, PB160, etc.).

Am I going crazy, did I miss something, or is the computer going crazy.

Thanks for your sanity, Sam
 

A:Is this a SCSI drive or SATA?

find the model number of the drive on the drive unit and google for it. That might tell you if you have a scsi or sata drive.
 

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Hello,

Not sure whether to put this here or programming section seen as its more of a hardware issue. Anyway, I am currently designing some software which will be able to send SCSI defined multimedia commands MMC which are defined by SCSI.

I am going to be using a SATA connected Blu-ray/DVD drive. When MMC commands are sent using IOCTL the drive should return information held on an optical disc.

The question I have is are MMC, well SCSI commands compatible for use with a SATA interface? I am unsure whether the protocols are different or not. I'll be using windows xp.

Thanks!
 

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I have an HP desktop computer running WIndows 7. The motherboard has an nVidia chipset. I also have 2 standard SATA hard drives and a SATA SSD drive attached. When I bring up Device Manager, all of the drives are listed as SCSI drives. Anyone know if there are any driver updates that can fix this? I'm not really worried that they are mislabeled, but the SSD is not performing well, even after the typical tweaks. In fact, one of the tweak applications can't identify the drive mode. It should either be IDE or AHCI. In any case, NOT SCSI. My BIOS doesn't have any settings to change IDE/AHCI modes, so I have been told this needs to be done through software.

Any suggestions?

A:Why does my SATA drive show up as SCSI?

Maybe the driver for the controller determines what the OS sees.
all my drives list as ATA

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